Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Stephen Bailey

Male 1687 - 1753  (66 years)


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  • Name Stephen Bailey 
    Born 1687  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1753  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023787  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John Bailey,   b. Abt 1660, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1736, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Bailey,   b. 28 Sep 1664, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1736, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Bayley,   d. Abt 1734, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Bayley,   b. Bef 1715, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     2. Stephen Bailey,   b. Bef 1720, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1759, Yeocomico Neck, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     3. John Bailey,   b. Bef 1720, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1776, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
     4. James Bailey,   b. Bef 1720, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1755, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     5. William Bailey,   b. Bef 1720, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Bailey,   b. Bef 1720, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Martha Bailey,   b. Bef 1730, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1753, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Harrison,   b. Aft 1718, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1760, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years) 
    Married Aft 1734  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research notes from Edward White

      My abstract: WD 12-29, 4/14/1750, 8/5/1753. WILL STEPHEN BAILEY "THE ELDER"
      Son STEPHEN land on Mattox Creek, Washington Parish.
      Children: JOHN, WILLIAM, JAMES, ANN DANELSON, MARTHA JENKINS, ELIZABETH Estate for life or the re-marriage to wife Elizabeth. Residue to be divided among his sons and daughters. /s/ Mark. WIFE ELIZABETH & JOHN BAILEY Executors.
      Witnesses: FLEET COX, JNO BAILEY

      DW 8-117, 5/3/1729, 5/28/1729. OWEN BRANHAM Cople to STEPHEN BALEY, Cople 150 acres inWashington Parish patented to Branham 1/15/1716 South side of the Appomattox, also refers to MattoxBurn, land of Stark, John Edwards

      DW 9-118, 9/6/1740, 10/11/1740. STEPHEN BAILEY of Cople, Planter to JOHN BAILEY ofWashington Parish son of the said STEPHEN of 80 acres in Washington Parish sold. Pattent grantedto OWEN BRENON (swamp in description) Wit: Benedict & Robt Middleton, Spence

      PATENT 2 April 1744. Grantee(s): BAILY, JOHN AND BAILY, STEPHEN (Brother ? Jr.)Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 161 (Reel 292).Washington Parish Survey in file Description: 73 1/2 acres beg.g &c. corner tree to Randal Davenportís land. thence &c. beg.g tree standing near the beaverdam, thence up the dam the several meanders &c.[Could be the 75 acres Jeremiah Garland Bailey sold to John in DW 15-201, 1772.]

      Order Book 1739-1743, 46, 4/29/1740. STEPHEN BAILEY, JR., STEPHEN BAILEY & WILLIAM BAILEY are witnesses in suit. [SECOND STEPHEN LOOKS LIKE OLD WILLIAMís SON]

      DW 12-29, 4/14/1750, 8/5/1753. WILL STEPHEN BAILEY "THE ELDER" Son STEPHEN land on Mattox Creek, Washington Parish.Children: JOHN, WILLIAM, JAMES, ANN DANELSON, MARTHA JENKINS, ELIZABETH Estatefor life or the re-marriage to wife ELIZABETH. Residue to be divided among his sons and daughters. /s/Mark. WIFE ELIZABETH & JOHN BAILEY Executors. Witnesses: FLEET COX, JNO BAILEY

      FID BK 3-41, 4/30/1754, ESTATE OF STEPHEN BAILEY , Inventory by STEPHEN BAILEY [Jr.],ExecFID BK 4-123, 5/21/1754 [makes clear that ELIZABETH was dead by 1759. She may have died shortly after her husband Stephen, Sr. And thus his son is now Executor.]

      Order Book 1755-1758, 11/25/1755 Motion of MARY BAILEY, Administrator of JAMES BAILEY to perform duties. Appraisers: Original Brown, John Piper, Wm. Monroe, John Wilkinson.[WASHINGTON PARISH Names Piper and Monroe.]

      Order Book 1755-1758, 8/28/1759 ESTATE OF ELIZABETH BAILEY, wife of STEPHEN, SR. Inventory & Appraisal recorded

      Order Book 1758-1761, 190-91, 10/28/1760. ESTATE OF ELIZABETH BAILEY Account of sales ofher estate belonging to orphans of JAMES BAILEY, decíd. This would be the James who died in 1755. John Bailey, Administrator

      FID BK 4-220, 1763 JOHN BAILEY [Son of Stephen, Sr.] appraiser of the Estate of Jonathan Piper

      DW 16-12, 1/18/1776 JOHN BAILEY of Washington Parish to son STEPHEN, land on which he now lives 116 acres bounded by lines of Stark, Short, Swamp refers to wife Elizabethalso James plantation at Piperís Corner.

      DW 16-17, 1/18/1776 WILL JOHN BAILEY Washington ParishSon STEPHEN, JOHN daughter ANN MARSHALL wife of MARKHAM wife ELIZABETH. Refers toJOHN and JAMES. Prop Swamp to Mill, Piperís Corner is the land where he lives. Horsepen Swamp to Pinkettís line, and line of Stark, mill 60 acres, Grandson STEPHEN 60 acres in tail. [All these familytracts in Washington Parish are adjacent.] Exec: STEPHEN, JOHN & ELIZABETH.] JOHN listed as aPlanter.

      DW 16-12, 3/26/1776 STEPHEN BAILEY & wife JANE of Washington Parish son and heir of JOHN,the Eldest, deceased to JAMES brother of STEPHEN of Washington Parish to correct words of purchasein will which would indicate only a life estate for James. 140 acres. Repeats will. Piperís Corner,Horsepen Swamp. Mentions where James lives. Wife - ELIZABETH

      DW 16-31, also 16-12, 3/26/1776 Similar deeds JOHN BAILEY, brother of STEPHEN both of Washington Parish Whereas JOHN, Elder had on Jan 18 lands mentioned in his will Starkísline etc and will is unclear as to fee simple, land is granted to JOHN by STEPHEN. Stephen and wifeJANE son and heir of JOHN THE ELDEST, dec. and Stephen, son of John and grandson of John theEldest who apparently died on January 18, 1776. Land, 40 acres, is near son James, wife ELIZABETH,Blairís Corner. Intent to be sure the full fee simple passed.

      ALL OF THIS LAND SEEMS TO BE IN KING GEORGE AFTER THE LINE SHIFT OF 1778.

      King George DW7-5, 8/30/1782 (Sparacio Abs.) JOHN BAILEY to JAMES BAILEY (sons of Johnd.1776) both of King George 50 acres bounded by James Frank and William Piper and old cart path.

      King George DW7-133, 3/29/1787, 4/5/1787 (Sparacio Abs. p.102) JAMES & NANCEY BAILEY to JAMES FRANK all of King George Hanover Parish 55 acres. Land where James lives near PipersMill Dam, Old Ditch and land of Terence Etherington, a Cart Path and Stephen Bailey, Jr.ís land andRobert Frankís land

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      James Hughes 2005-08-21 16:26:50
      A Guide to the Fairfax Family Northern Neck Proprietary Papers, 1688-1810

      WESTMORELAND COUNTY WILLS
      Bayley, Stephen, Senr., 14 Apr. 1750; 28 Aug. 1753. Son Stephen land; sons John, William and James; daus. Anne Danielson, Martha Jenkins and Elizabeth ----; wife Elizabeth; sons and daus. all of estate at death of wife. John Bailey (M) Sarah Frank 1/06/1746 King Geo Co

      Will of John Kendall, Westmoreland Co- Jan 30, 1754-Pro Mar 26, 1754
      Dtr: Anne Kendall., 1 negro at age of 18yrs,
      Frances, daughter of Samuel Kendall
      Sarah, Dtr of Robert Frank
      Borringtin, son of Robert Frank
      Stephen, son of John Bayley
      Wife Elizabeth, estate for life-
      John Kendall (M) Elizabeth Frank, 4/24/1746-King Geo Co
      ===
      WESTMORELAND COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS. 1734-1736: Pg 278a-279
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I JOHN BALY of County of Westmorland and the Parish of Cople do being in perfect sences memory and remembrance praised be God dow make and point this my Last Will and Testament in maner and form following.
      Imprimses I bequeth my sole into the hands of Allmighty God my heavenly Father hopeing that through the merets of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through his sufring for the sins of the world to obtain free parding and forgiveness of all my sins and to have a joyfull resuractine to everlasting life; And as for my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executor here after menconed, And as for my worly goods it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and bequeve for ( ) and beloved Son. JAMES BALEY, all my Lands. goods and all that being unto me in singular my plantation on which I now live with all houses orchards gurdings houses and previleges and upertinances belonging there unto the Plantation on which I now live containing abought one hundred acres of land and the pece of land on which my Son in Law. EDWARD YOUNG, lives abought sixty acres and all that do belong into me I do frely, give confirm and make over to my Son, JAMES BALEY and his heirs for ever with all rights and in trest and more do make and apoint him my sd, Son, Executor of all. In Wittness my hand and seale this Eleventh day of June and in the yere of our Lord God 1729
      THOMAS SMITH, JOHN his marke BALY
      HUGH THOMAS
      Westmorland ss, At a Court held for the said County the 30th day of March 1736
      This Last Will and Testament of JOHN BAILEY, deceased, was presented into Court by JAMES BAILEY, his Son and Executor (STEPHEN BAILEY, Eldest Son and heir at Law being present in open Court expressed consent to the proof thereof) the said JAMES BAILEY made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of THOMAS SMITH and HUGH THOMAS, witnesses thereto, is dmitted to Record; And upon the mocon of the said Executor and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test G. TURBEVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 22d day of April 1736, pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      - Westmorland Ss At a Court held for the sd County the 26th day of October 1709
      - BAYLEY &c. v HAMMOCK
      STEPHEN BAYLEY by his Petition setting forth that he had two of the Orphants of PETER DUNKAN, deceased, bound Apprentices to him and that they had some Estate in the hands of RICHARD HAMMOCK who intermarry'd with the Relict of PETER DUNKAN, and praying the same to him in right of the Orphants, Upon consideration thereof and reasons shown by said RICHARD against the same, the Court are of oppinion that they may not remove the Estate being held and detained by the RICHARD HAMMOCKin the right of his Wife who was Executrix of PETER DUNKAN, and thereupon dismiss the Petition
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS. 1726-1729; Pg 88-89
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye that I BENIDICK MIDDLETON of the Parish of Cople in County of Westmoreland and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and beare unto my beloved Son, BENIDICK MIDDLETON, have and for diver good and valuable causes and considerations me thereunto especially moving by these presents give and confirm unto my sd. Son, BENIDICK MIDDLETON and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for default of such heirs, I give and confirm unto my Son, WILLIAM MIDDLETON, and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten all that parcell of land and premises together with the appurtenances scitaute in the Parish and County aforesaid and containing One hundred fifty three acres and one hundred fifty eight perches of land and bounded; Beginning at a Locust Post the South West corner of the said MIDDLETONs Trackt and extending from thence North fourty five degrees East one hundred ninety four poles to a white Oak marked for a corner standing in the line that divides this Land from the Land of Mr. SAMUEL HEATH now in the tenure of STEPHEN BALEY and near BALEY's Dwelling House, thence South fourty five degs. East one hundred twenty seaven poles to the line that divides this Land from the Land of JOHN MIDDLETON. deced.. to a Stake near a red Oak saplin, thence South fourty five degs. West one hundred ninety four poles to the line of said MIDDLETONs Pattent to a Locust Stake, thence North fourty five degs. West along the line of the Pattent one hundred twenty seaven poles to the place it began, together with all houses, orchards profits and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the One hundred and fifty three acres and one hundred fifty eight perches of land and premises unto said BENIDICK and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten. to be held of the Chief Lord of the fees by the Rents and Services for the same due and accustomed to be paid; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of August Anno Domini 1727
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      THOMAS MIDDLETON, BEND: MIDDLETON
      BENJAMIN MIDDLETON, MARY MIDDLETON
      Memorandam. That this day being the Thirtieth day of August one thousand seaven hundred twenty and seaven BENIDICK MIDDLETON made Livery and Seizin of the within mentioned Lands and premises to BENIDICK MIDDLETON by delivering him Turff and Twigg and by delivering him the Ring of the Door of the Cheif Mansion House upon the within mentioend premises, in the name and in the token of livery and seisin of the whole Lands and premises within mentioned. in presence of
      THOMAS MIDDLETON, BENJAMIN MIDDLETON,
      MARY MIDDLETON
      Westmoreld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 29th day of November 1727 BENEDICK MIDDLETON came into Court and personally acknowledged this Deed of Land by him passed to his Son, BENIDICK MIDDLETON, to be and enure to the uses therein menconed: together with the Livery of Seizin thereon endorsed; to be his proper act and deed and ELIZABETH, the Wife of the sd. BENIDICK, personally relinquished her Right of Dower and Thirds in and to the Lands by the sd, Deed menconed to be conveyed, all which at the motion of the tid. BENIDICK MIDDLETON, JUNRĄ are admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the first day of December 1727 pr. G. T., C, C. W.
      ===
      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 117
      THIS INDENTURE made this Twenty third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seaven hundred twenty and nine By and between OWIN BRINHAM of Cople Parish in Westmoreland County of one part and STEPHEN BALEY of the aforesaid Parish and County of other part; Wittnesseth that OWIN BRINHAM in consideration of the sum of seven thousand pounds of good sound lawful! tobacco in cask to him in hand already paid by STEPHEN BALEY, the receipt whereof he cloth hereby acknowledge, bath and by these presents cloth bargaine and sell unto STEPHEN BALEY his heirs all that percell of land containing by estimation One hundred fifty five acres be the same more or less scituate in Washington Parish in County aforesaid as by a Pattent from the Proprietors Office granted to said OWIN BRINHAM dated ye 15th day of December 1716, said one hundred fifty five acres of land be the same more or less is bounded; Begining at the North Eastern out corner of one hundred acres of land which did formerly belong to one RANDAL DEVENPORT, deced., on the Southard of APPAMATTOX BEVERDAMS with ye line of Mr. STORE, and extending down y sd. Dams the several courses thereof to a corner marked white Oak, thence S. E. 80 poles to a marked Spanish Oak standing in or near ye line of ROBT. FRANY. thence S. 38d. W. 60 poles crossing a Branch, thence No. 35d. W. 4 pc), to a marked red Oak, thence S. 50d, W. 81 poles to two marked white Oak saplins standing on the N. E. side of a Swamp falling into MATTOX BEVERDAMS, thence up ye Swamp N. 33d W. 18 po thence W. N. W. 18 po: W. S. W, 26 po:, No. 55d. W. 22 po:, No, 12d. W. 10 pc);, to DEVENPORTs corner, thence along his line N. N. E 178 pa. thence No. 39d. W. 102 po, to the begining place, Together with all houses
      orchards and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the percell of land and all the premises unto STEPHEN BALEY his heirs: And OWIN BRINHAM for himself his heirs the one hundred fifty five acres of land hereby granted unto STEPHEN BALEY his heirs against the claim of any person shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hand and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      WILLOUGHBY NEWTON, OWIN his mark oB BRINEN
      JAMES THOMAS,
      SAMUELL OLDAM, PETER RUST
      Memorandm. That on the 26th day of May in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and nine the within named OWIN BRINHAM made livery and seizin of the lands and appurtenances within mentioned according to the form and effect of the within Deed unto STEPHEN BALEY in presence of us
      WILLOUGHBY NEWTON SAMUELL OLDAM
      JAMES THOMAS PETER RUST
      Westmoreld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 28th day of May 1729
      OWIN BRINHAM personally acknowledged this Deed of Feoffment of Land by him passed to STEPHEN BALEY together with the livery of seizin thereon endorsed to be his proper act and deed, which at the instance of sd. BALEY are admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C, W.
      Recorded the thirtieth day of May 1729 pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS. 1740-1742: Pg 118-119
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty, By and Between STEPHEN BAILEY of Cople Parish in Westmoreland County. Planter, of one part and JOHN BAILEY (Son of s-d. STEPHEN) of Washington Parish in County aforesaid, Planter, of other part: Witnesseth that STEPHEN BAILEY in consideration of the sum of three thousand pounds of lawful tobacco to him already paid by JOHN BAILEY, the receipt whereof STEPHEN BAILEY doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN BAILEY (Son of the said STEPHEN) his heirs all that parcel of land containing eighty acres scituate in Washington Parish in County of Westmoreland adjoining to the Plantation where JOHN BAILEY now dwelleth at the North West end thereof, and by the Swamp which parcel of land is part of a Pattent granted to OWEN BRENON for One hundred fifty five acres as by the Patent thereof dated the fifteenth day of December Annoq: Domini one thousand seven hundred and sixteen may more fully appear; And all houses orchards conveniences and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the parcel of land with all the premises and appurtenances unto JOHN BAILEY his heirs; And STEPHEN BAILEY for himself and his heirs the eighty acres of land with the premises and appurtenances against the claim of any person shall warrent and defend by these presents; and that the premises now is free and clear from all incumbrances; In Witness whereof the party to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of us
      Memorandum. That on the twenty sixth day of September Anno Domini 1740 STEPHEN BAILEY acknowledged Livery and Seizen of the land and appurtenances within mentioned unto JOHN BAILEY, Son of aforesaid STEPHEN, according to the form & effect of the within Deed, in the presence of us
      no signatures recorded)
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 30th day of September 1740 STEPHEN BAILEY personally acknowledged this Deed of Feoffment or Bargain and Sale of land by him passed to his Son, JOHN BAILEY, with Livery of Seizen thereon endorsed to be his proper act and deed which is ordered to be recorded
      Recorded the Eleventh day of October 1740
      Test GEORGE TURBERVILLE, C. W. C.

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